Animal prints, plaid and throwbacks to the ’90s are hot trends in fashion for back-to-school clothing.
There will be oversized sweaters, lace cutouts and plenty of denim, from vests and jackets to skirts and skinny jeans, according to Teen Vogue.
Some ’90s styles are making a comeback. One Seventeen magazine article even makes references to a favorite blonde of the decade, Cher Horowitz, whose crisp white blouses, knee socks and patterned skirts in “Clueless” are back in style.
Go all the way by pairing it with Mary Jane platforms and bright-colored blazers, editors suggest.
For those wanting to make a less preppy statement, there is a cute but sporty look that is gaining popularity. The A+ Athletic look is achieved by wearing a classic baseball cap with your favorite tennis shoes and a quirky, printed button-down top.
An urban outfit for fall by Seventeen clashes patterns and has platform sneakers and funky accessories. A printed bomber jacket – the opposite of subtle – makes quite a statement.
Flat shoes are still in, but they are not looking like grandma’s loafers. They have bold designs on them ranging from peacock feathers to sad bulldogs to fiery flames.
Tara Devlin’s four daughters – Kerry, 13, Shannon, 11, Clare, 9, and Colleen, 7 – attend Indian Land schools and wear uniforms, but that doesn’t stop them from having style.
To jazz up the various combinations of khaki, blue, white and yellow, Devlin and her girls seek bright belts and fun earrings. The girls like Sperry shoes, scarves, knee-high socks and tank tops under button-down shirts, she said.
Favorite back-to-school shops are Aeropostale and Justice, Devlin said.